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Thrift City: 10 Tips and Tricks for Thrift Shopping

Thrift shopping can be overwhelming, but don't worry, the rows and rows of clothing and items make shopping an adventure. There are many great things about thrifting- it is cheap, it is the best kind of recycling, and you can make it your own. Here is a list of tips and tricks for your next trip to the thrift shop!

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Search 'em Out

Search 'em Out

Search for shops online or just go for an old school walk around town. You'll probably find a few good stores. Don't limit yourself to just one town, go on a road trip and be a thrift tourist.

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Know What You're Looking For

Know What You're Looking For

Thrift shopping can feel disorganized and overwhelming. It's best when you know what you're looking for. Use magazines to dream up outfits.

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Bring Friends

Bring Friends

Always bring friends. You can help each other find what you're looking for a put together outfits. Make it a shopping party.

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Give Yourself Time

Give Yourself Time

In order to get the full experience of thrifting, you have to give yourself time. Make sure your schedule is cleared. Digging and finding is part of the fun!

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Learn to Sew

Learn to Sew

Sometimes, well most times, the things you find might need a little tailoring. Learning how to sew is a great skill to have when you become a super thrifter. It will also save you money.

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All T-Shirts Can Be Amazing

All T-Shirts Can Be Amazing

EVERY T-shirt has potential. Check out this list.

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Learn how to Upcycle

Learn how to Upcycle

You can always change the clothes you buy. One of the best things to learn is how to upcycle. Your style will never be boring again.

DIY What You Wear: 10 DIY Clothing Ideas and Websites

Crafting your own style, with your own hands, by your own ideas is massively liberating. Making your own stuff is like throwing a wrench into the gears of the work/consume cycle. DIY clothing is radical on many levels, as it's labour friendly, it avoids exploitation, and it's totally unique. Check out some DIY Blogs!!

Revolutionary Fashion: Top 10 Inspirational Thrifting Blogs

Whether you are on a tight budget, love recycling, or want to challenge the labor practices of the garment industry, thrift store shopping is the way to go. Unfortunately it takes time to hunt and discover a trendy outfit. Here are some blogs and websites that will inspire you to put together great outfits and have a great time doing it! Check out some thrift blogs!!

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Have Fun and Do It Often!!

Have Fun and Do It Often!!

Thrifting opens up the doors for so many different things. It is a different kind of shopping, one that challenges modern consumption practices. Through thrifting you can dress like yourself,challenge the clothing system, and recycle. Enjoy!!